The global appetite for cheese is expanding. Cheese consumption accounts for a reported 13% of global dairy consumption and is increasing at a rate of approximately 2% each year.1 The U.S. dairy industry is adequately prepared for this demand thanks to its rising, year-round, milk production capacity and ever-expanding portfolio of more than 600 cheese types. As an integral part of many regional and national cuisines, U.S. cheese is key to successful offerings that meet the health and taste needs of consumers.
The holidays are a chance to add new menu offerings that encourage flavor exploration and conversation. A cheese plate pairs traditional delicacies with a wide-range of flavor profiles for an adventurous seasonal dish. The main ingredient is outstanding-quality specialty cheeses from the United States, which offer innovative flavors for an impressive appetizer, entrée or dessert. Here are a few pairings we hope will help you successfully create a U.S. cheese plate to expand your menu in time for the holidays.
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